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Definitions of dispossess

  1. To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; - usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To put out of possession. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To eject; oust. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. expel or put out of the possession of real estate Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To put out of possession; to deprive of occupancy, particularly of land or real estate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To deprive of; to put out of possession by any means. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Dispossession. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for dispossess

  1. But before we dispossess the rooks and the rabbits, let us see to it that, somewhere and somehow, cleaner nests and sweeter holes are provided for them. – London's Underworld by Thomas Holmes
  2. And therefore you must have read of the ability of a spirit to dispossess a body of its original spiritual tenant and occupy its place- Obsession, I interrupted. – Palos of the Dog Star Pack by J. U. Giesy
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